Chris Colabello of the Twins remains in first place in Box-Toppers player rankings for the second straight week.
Colabello has 5.2 Box-Toppers points for the season, the same total as last week. He has played first base, designated hitter and right field for the Twins.
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Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright remains the top overall National League player with 5.0 Box-Toppers points. He rises from third place overall last week to second place this week.
Martin Perez of the Rangers is top overall American League pitcher in Box-Toppers points with 5.0. He was not among the AL’s top 10 pitchers last week, but picked up 3.0 points over the past seven days, to shoot to No. 1. He is in fourth place among all players.
Perez passes previous AL pitching leader, Felix Hernandez of the Mariners. Hernandez, with 4.4 Box-Toppers points, fell to second among AL pitchers and is in seventh among all players.
Ryan Braun of the Brewers is the top NL batter with 4.5 Box-Toppers points, in fifth place among all players. Braun passed previous NL batting leader Freddie Freeman of the Braves. Freeman, with 3.2 points, fell to third among NL batters.
Box-Toppers tracks who most helps their team win the most games. Using standard box score statistics, Box-Toppers uses a simple formula to determine a Player of the Game for each Major League Baseball game played. That player is the person who contributed most to his team’s win. Players earn Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Game and can earn bonus points for being Player of the Day or top player or batter in their league for the day.